Colombia’s Congress has rejected a referendum that sought to rewind a Constitutional Court ruling that allows gay couples and singles to adopt children.
With it 20-12 decision, a House of Representatives committee rejected the referendum in a vote, much to the joy of the country’s gay minority.“This has been an effort of all for children, singles and same sex couples,” the gay rights organization said on Twitter.
Slowly, the ominous orange glow fades into the distance and eventually disappears.
The strange sighting took place in the town of Ocana in Norte de Santander, Colombia.
According to the court, excluding gay couples as possible adoptive parents “limits children’s right to a family.”The country’s Family Welfare agency ICBF said in 2015 that in Colombia more than 4,500 children were being raised in orphanages.
The government had opposed Morales’ popularly supported proposal.
According to the latest Gallup Colombia poll, held in April, 68% of Colombians reject same-sex parenthood.
The same poll indicated that the ongoing public and political debate has reduced public rejection that stood at 80% in October.
The joint programme – a collaboration between five UN agencies -- is also helping to improve nutrition among pregnant women, nursing mothers and children under five in indigenous and Afro-Colombian communities in nine municipalities of Chocó.
It is also working to strengthen inter-ethnic relations, contribute to gender equity and stop the perpetuation of malnutrition and poverty across generations.
According to the church, same-sex parenthood is a violation of the rights of children.
The church beliefs a family must constitute of a man and a women and that being raised by a same sex couple would be detrimental to the development of the child.
"Indigenous and Afro-Colombian Communities in the Chocó Department promote their Food Security and Nutrition" is part of the MDG-F’s efforts to fight poverty around the world and to support governments in trying to reach the Millennium Development Goals by 2015, focusing particularly on empowering the most disadvantaged and impoverished communities.